Taunton Deane Business Awards

Creative Industries Award Winner 2019

Arts Taunton once again sponsored the Taunton Deane Business Awards Creative Industry Award this year. Our shortlist gave us three finalists: Rocket and Bird, Centre for Young Musicians Taunton and John Packer Musical Instruments.

Rachel Parvin of Centre for Young Musicians Taunton receiving the award from Jonathan Langdon, Trustee and Secretary of Arts Taunton

Rachel Parvin of Centre for Young Musicians Taunton receiving the award from Jonathan Langdon, Trustee and Secretary of Arts Taunton

These very different applications all had great merit, each bringing something unique to the Creative Industries. The winner of this award was chosen as they brought something very exceptional to our county town, making Taunton the only location in the UK which is not a city to boast such an inclusive and world-class arts facility.

Arts Taunton Trustee Jonathan Langdon handed the award to our worthy winner  – the  Centre for Young Musicians Taunton (CYMT).

Rachel Parvin, receiving the award on behalf of the Centre told us: “I am delighted CYMT won the Creative Industries category because it is such good news for the Centre and Guildhall School. I was so surprised but very grateful for the Centre to have the recognition it deserves and the award will go a long way to helping our development.”

CYMT is a division of Guildhall School of Music & Drama. It is open to all committed young musicians aged 5–18. Students can perform regularly in any musical style, and the centre supports all students with a friendly, welcoming atmosphere. There is a wide variety of ensembles and lessons available, and all classes are taught by a high-quality team of dedicated and enthusiastic tutors. The website is: www.cymtaunton.org.uk

Rachel added: “We are also pleased to announce that CYMT is partnering with Arts Taunton for the Tyca Festival. We think collaboration is exciting and is vital for the arts to blossom and thrive in our community.”

You can read more about the Tyca Festival here: www.artstaunton.co.uk/tyca